Two days ago a first-timer to my Pilates class at the gym seemed anxious before class.
She introduced herself to me and asked if I thought she would be okay in class, "I mean look", she said, "most of these ladies look really fit and skinnier than me". I was saddened by her "skinnier" comment and it got me thinking that probably far too many people (especially women) feel that way about not just Pilates and yoga, but really, any endeavor at the gym. I assured her there were all levels in my class and that she should give it a whirl without caring how she thought she looked compared to other people.
I then read an article the same day titled: That Fit Person Who's Got it all Together.....Doesn't. Take it From Us. Everyone Else is Struggling Too. By Krista Scott-Dixon. You can find it here, but here's a bit I really liked:
"Sometimes It seems like Everyone Else can handle their lives.
I agree with this 100%. Don't be fooled! We ALL struggle with something.
And that first-timer in my class? She lasted the whole hour and I even caught her smiling.
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